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Music Production Recipe: Samurai Trap

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11 Videos | Length: 37min 59sec
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  • Overview 1:47

    Overview

    Josh introduces the song you'll be creating in this video series, along with a brief overview of each instrument track used.

  • Down-Beat & Back-Beat 2:39

    Down-Beat & Back-Beat

    Learn the essential elements of a western style drum groove and how to start creating it.

  • Off-Beat Patterns 3:38

    Off-Beat Patterns

    Josh now explains the importantance of off-beat rhythmic elements in your music and how to produce them.

  • Ghost Notes & Snare Rolls 2:55

    Ghost Notes & Snare Rolls

    Discover why off-beat rhythmic elements in this musical genre are a must, and see how to create them using ghost notes and snare rolls.

  • Snare Ambience 3:19

    Snare Ambience

    Josh introduces creative ways to make your snare drum part a musical element in your song, by setting up and using reverb ambience.

  • Time Keeper 3:59

    Time Keeper

    See and hear the importance of a time keeping element within your music, for the listener to easily focus on.

  • 808 Sub Bass 6:40

    808 Sub Bass

    Josh now explains what an 808 Sub Bass is, and how to properly create a hard distortion effect with it.

  • Taiko Drums & Vocal Chants 4:57

    Taiko Drums & Vocal Chants

    Explore how to choose the best sampled elements for your music, based on the results you desire for your music.

  • Creating a Lead Sound 3:56

    Creating a Lead Sound

    Josh now demonstrates how to combine multiple samples from various locations into a new single audio sample suitable for a lead sound.

  • Creating an Impact Sound 2:45

    Creating an Impact Sound

    Discover the importance of using originality, imagination, and creativity to create memorable music for the listener, and in this case, create a sound with impact and punch to accent the production.

  • Basic Mixing & Summary 1:24

    Basic Mixing & Summary

    Josh wraps up the series and explains the importance creating a basic mix during the song writing process.

Product Overview


Electronic Music production pro Josh Bess presents a series designed for the new producer on how to make Samurai Trap music! Quickly learn the important basic concepts as well as the important first steps that every producer who is just starting out needs to know when making this type of Trap music.

Josh starts off by introducing you to the song you'll be making together, along with a brief overview of each instrument used. You'll then learn how to create and place the elements of a western style drum groove, including the importance of off-beat rhythmic elements in your music.

Next, discover why off-beat rhythmic elements in this musical genre are a must, and see how to create them by using ghost notes and snare rolls, plus creative ways to make your snare drum part a musical element in your song by setting up and using reverb ambience.

Moving on, see and hear the importance of a time keeping element within your music, so that the listener has something to easily focus on, and how to create a 808 Sub Bass with a proper hard distortion effect in it. Then, it's on to the Taiko Drums & Vocal Chants and why they are important to this style of Trap music.

Josh now demonstrates how to combine multiple samples from various locations into a new single audio sample suitable for a lead sound, and discusses why it's important to use originality, imagination, and creativity to create memorable music for the listener, and in this case, create a sound with impact and punch to accent the production.

Wrapping it up, you'll get a basic mixing video that sums up the series and explains the importance of creating a basic mix during the song writing process.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you're a new producer who's interested in creating Trap music, check out "Music Production Recipe: Samurai Trap" today!


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